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Raleigh Middle School Camp I: June 13 - 17, 2016
Raleigh Middle School Camp II: June 20 - 24, 2016
Raleigh Girls Middle School Video Game Design Camp: July 11 - 15, 2016
Camps I and II are held on the main campus of NC State University, and the curriculum is new every year. Rising 6th through 8th graders may attend either week of camp, but not both. The girls computer gaming camp is a bit different as it focuses on fun computer applications. This camp agenda stays similar each year. Click on the links below to find out all of the important information.
Students can be dropped off between 8:30 a.m. and 9:00 a.m. Camp starts at 9:00 a.m. and wraps up at 3:30 p.m. Students must be picked up by 3:45 p.m.
Detailed drop-off and pick-up locations will be provided upon acceptance. Camps are held on NC State's North and Centennial campuses. Students may take brief field trips to other campus locations or nearby engineering locations.
Lunch and snacks will be provided each day. All dietary needs will be accommodated.
Camp will be staffed by schoolteachers, engineering students and NC State engineering staff members. The staff-to-student ratio is approximately 1:8.
At Camp I and II activities will cover a variety of engineering fields and skills. At 9 a.m. students begin the morning by receiving a new engineering challenge. Students then split into small teams, working together to investigate the problem and find a solution. Students have plenty of break time and outside time to balance the challenging and fun design work they are completing. There is never a dull moment at the engineering camp. At the end of the day, all students gather to present their tested and improved designs. We usually have one field trip at camp related to projects on which the students are working.
The Girls Middle School Video Game Design Camp will focus on computer engineering design challenges. Activities involve designing computer games, animated stories or helpful computer applications. No prior programming experience is necessary. You will work together and learn everything you need to know to be successful!
All students entering 6th through 8th grade in Fall 2016 are welcome to apply. Home-schooled students are encouraged to apply, as well. Only girls will be allowed to attend the Girls Middle School Game Maker camp offered July 11 - 15, 2016.
The only way to apply is via our online application tool, which will be available between January 6 and March 27, 2016. Look for the large red button on the top right corner of this Web page. Please bookmark the site so you can return to it to complete your application and check on the status.
Your son or daughter is required to submit short personal answers to these two questions:
The submission is typed into the online application.
Application Time Line
The deadline to apply is March 27, 2016. You will be notified of acceptance by April 15, 2016. Full payments are due on May 6, 2016.
Admissions decisions will be based on student interest as determined by his or her response of two short personal statements noted in Application Components above. Acceptance is not first come, first served—preference will not be given to early applicants. In recent years, we have not had enough room for all of the students who were interested in attending camp. If you applied to camp last year, and we were unable to find a spot for you, we will make an extra effort to find a place for you this year